The Auction That Got Axed

Back by popular demand!  The auction that eBay doesn’t want you to see.  I’ve reprinted the item description as well as the photos from the auction.  I’ve also included the side by side comparison of Emmalynn and Heath Ledger as The Joker

VERY USED Two Faced Lash Injection

Last Wednesday afternoon, my lovely 3 year old daughter decided to use Mommy’s Two Faced Lash Injection mascara to create her masterpiece on my bathroom vanity.  Unfortunately, my eyes have been naked for a few days now since the dreaded incident.  I can’t afford this make-up and really have no business buying it the first place; therefore, I can’t afford to replace the items. So, in a desperate attempt to find a means to replace the items and make myself feel beautiful again, I came to the decision to sell the instruments of destruction (err…I mean…my little Monet’s tools) to help raise funds to replace the items.  Because my little Monet used my eye-defining brush as a paint brush to create her mascara masterpiece on my bathroom counter, I am unable to use it, so I am throwing it in as an added bonus to the winner of this auction.I have tried everything to remove the black tar from the brush, but nothing has worked. Hopefully, the winner of this auction can try her hand (or his hand – Forgive me, I don’t mean to be gender-biased or insensitive.) at a way to clean the brush.

To be an honest ebay seller, I feel I owe each future bidder an explanation as to what transpired on that quiet afternoon.  It was one of those days when my children were unbelievably well-behaved and I am sure I heard a choir of heavenly angels singing that day.Perhaps, it was a natural phenomenon related to Tropical Storm Dolly sucking all the moisture and bad behavior out of Florida and pouring it all over Texas.  I believe scientists are studying this theory, but regardless, complete silence is never a good thing, as any parent knows.

Honestly, I embraced the silence in my home.  On the rare occasion, my children will play nicely together and when given the chance, as in this case, I seized this uncommon opportunity to check my e-mails uninterrupted and to sweep my kitchen without children running through my neat little piles.  Although silence is golden, too much quiet is never a good thing.  So, after some time, I decided to check on my 6.5 year old and 3 year old in the playroom upstairs.  I discovered my oldest daughter playing alone.

“Where’s your sister?” I asked her.

“I dunno”, she replies.

Uh oh…..

I immediately ran into my bathroom. There, I found my youngest child all dolled up like Robert Smith of The Cure and redecorating my bathroom. She had created her latest and greatest masterpiece with my Lash Injection mascara, my Bare Minerals make-up and Bare Minerals eye-defining brush.

My oldest daughter tried to comfort me. “It’s o.k., Mommy. We can buy you new make-up. I’ll help you clean up.” With that, she started to sweep the floor for me. (How sweet was that?) Then, she offered to put her sister in the bath for me. So, I continued to cry and attempted to clean my bathroom while oldest daughter bathed her sister. When I checked on her in the tub, I couldn’t help but laugh at the state of her. My oldest daughter tried to clear the make-up from her sister’s face, but while trying to remove the mascara, my 3 year old looked like Heath Ledger as The Joker.

My little Monet had painted all over herself and on many surfaces in my bathroom. She also traced the decorative freeze tiles along the sides of my garden tub with the mascara.  Bare Minerals™ powder had been poured all over my tile floor and sprinkled it into the tub. I didn’t yell. I didn’t scream, but I began to cry. I was so overwhelmed by mess and I didn’t even know where to begin to clean.

It took me an hour to clean the mess (err..I mean, masterpiece. I don’t mean to squash her creativity.).  God bless the person who invented the Magic Eraser™! It took another 20 minutes to remove the make-up from my daughter. Thank you The Body Shop™ eye make-up remover!

A few days have passed since this whole scene went down and now, I think it is the most hysterical thing. It’s a rite of passage that all kids go through during the preschool years.  However, my face is still naked and that is no laughing matter!

On a side note, Two Faced Lash Injection is fabulous! If you like thick and long eyelashes, then you will love this product! There might be a trace left in the tube for you to sample after winning this auction. It doesn’t flake or give you raccoon eyes like other brands. I am a former L’Oreal Lash-Out girl, but Lash Injection is well-worth the money. Now, if only I could afford to buy another tube!

Also, if you haven’t made the switch to Bare Minerals make-up, you don’t know what you are missing! I love it!

So, help me replace these items. Bid now! Thank you for your time and support!

As for a returns policy, there is none.  I hate to be a hard-nose, but all sales are final. Seriously, you know up front that you’re buying a used tube of mascara and you’re getting free shipping with your purchase.Plus, you’re receiving a grubby eye-defining brush as a bonus. What more can I give you?

For your viewing pleasure, I have included a picture of the item for sale as well as pictures of my daughter’s handiwork. Again, thank you for visiting!

10 comments

  1. masterfamily says:

    First, thanks for visiting my blog! Second, that is sadly hilarious! My brother did the same thing with my mom’s red lipstick. I’d bet a million dollars that she would have been glad to have had Magic Erasers on her side! Too funny!

  2. mom says:

    The only problem with magic erasers is they don’t last long enough… That was one scary mess. I guess on the bright side, it wasn’t sharpie permanent marker, but really sad about the makeup. I love the joker impersonation, it is too perfect, especially after making that mess. Kind of reminds me of my kid impersonating Damien here http://little-but-loud.blogspot.com/2007/09/omen.html.

  3. Sharon says:

    O-M-G!!! Of course I can laugh because it’s not my kid, my bathroom or my Bare Minerals! :) I have to admit Bare Minerals ROCK! And I totally forgot about Body Shop’s eye makeup remover!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog….and thanks for THIS post! lol

  4. Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity says:

    I would absolutely be weeping if my little Diva had destroyed my bare minerals!! Oh lord, that stuff is awesome, but expensive!!

    Those pictures were classic.

    And yeah it’s funny now, but I’m sure it wasn’t at the time. Kids…gotta love ‘em.

  5. Mellisa says:

    Oh this was so much worse than my sweet little Miss Maddy!! LOL…I know what you mean about not being able to replace the make-up…I went from getting mine free with coupons to spoiling myself every great once in a while with the “good” stuff…thank goodness she was light with the brush she used — or I would have been crying too…

    Those pictures are priceless — I can’t believe how much she looks like Heath Ledger!! And how sweet of you older daughter — sounds like she has a sympathetic heart!

    Thanks so sharing the link to this with me!!

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